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AusCERT 2013: PRISM, soap, and kittens
ZDNet
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Local group scoops top Australian security award
Voxy
The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) has beaten the Australians at their own game, taking out the top prize in the prestigious AusCERT Awards. Winner of the 'Best Security Initiative,' the NZITF was recognised last month for its bringing ...
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AusCERT on the Internet Census: It's not the fault of "stupid users"
The H
When three careless default settings are present at the same time, criminals often enjoy easy access to devices and industrial control systems. This is what the Australian Computer Response Team (AusCERT) found in one of its most recent analyses of ...

The week in security: AusCERT 2013 dominates Cyber Security Awareness Week
CSO Magazine
The AusCERT 2013 security conference, which coincides with the government-sponsored National Cyber Security Awareness Week (NCSAW), dominated the news during the week, and the CSO Australia team was there in full force to hear the latest from ...

AusCERT 2013: Sandboxing let companies confront APTs head-on: ThreatTrack
CSO Magazine
Presenting at the AusCERT 2013 security conference, Keuning demonstrated the use of a sandboxing technique in which he was able to analyse the behaviour of a contained APT, figuring out its likely avenue of attack and a strategy for remediating it.

AusCERT 2013: Four dissenters to spur next year's security debates
CSO Magazine
Dissent is always more enjoyable than conformity. Not only does it make a better story for a journalist, it occasionally forces people to think. So while the world has a continuing theme of doom and apocalypse surrounding IT security, some notes rang ...

A Raspberry Pi is at the heart of this wardriving motorcycle
Geek (blog)
In a demo run for the AusCERT organizers, Andzakovic took a quick tour around Australia's Gold Coast to examine the state of Wi-Fi security there. Nearly 27% of his hits were completely unsecured — though many of those can be written down to hotels ...

AusCERT 2013: Deploying BYOD in a government environment
CIO Magazine
Strong executive desire to use iPhones led the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to start looking for solutions that would separate government from personal information. Speaking at AusCERT 2013 on the Gold ...

AusCERT organisation celebrates 20 years
Computerworld Australia
Fireworks lit up the sky as the AusCERT organisation kicked off its 20th birthday to coincide with the annual awards night. The AusCERT awards are designed to recognise Australian professionals who work at the frontline of information security. After a ...

AusCERT 2013: Kill the password, says Mozilla
CSO Magazine
Mozilla Persona had one of its first conference Australian outings at AusCERT 2013, with software engineer on the project, New Zealand-based Francois Marier's tutorial on the architecture of the identity project. While it doesn't entirely eliminate ...

AusCERT 2013: Companies unaware of IPv6 security risk even if they're not ...
CSO Magazine
Software vendors' proactive approach to IPv6 has created a glaring security hole for companies that think they haven't activated the next-generation Internet addressing protocol yet, Cisco Systems consulting security engineer Stefan Avgoustakis has warned.

AusCERT 2013: 'Hacktivism' may have passed its prime, but it still left its mark
CSO Magazine
That's the message from Forbes' Parmy Olsen, author of We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Anonymous, LulzSec and the Global Cyber Insurgency, speaking to AusCERT 2013. Beyond its early prankster and vigilantism history, Olsen said, a key ...

AusCERT 2013: Visibility critical when selling IT security to execs, says ...
CSO Magazine
“Whether it's talking with executives or with the MSS provider, the more you put into a relationship the more you get out of it,” the 18-year IT-security veteran told attendees at the AusCERT 2013 security conference. “The results of doing that pay for ...

AusCERT 2013:Packetloop looks at the half-life of security information
CSO Magazine
And that, he told delegates to AusCERT 2013, lay behind the open sourcer's increasing focus on two things: using the disciplines of big data—particularly Map Reduce—to help lift the lid on attack traffic, and to do that ever-closer to real time ...

AusCERT 2013: Parrot Drone war
ZDNet
Whatever the reason, it disconnected from my iPad, ignored my frantic shouting and waving, and hovered above the Tripwire and Bellridge stands. Just out of my reach. After minutes of intense battle, the war was finally won. I hope AusCERT 2013 has been ...

AusCERT 2013: International cyberwar response more complex than ...
CSO Magazine
They may not be able to call on real-world cooperation and defence agreements to build their cyberspace defences yet, but government security organisations may find value in emulating Estonia's experience building a voluntary 'cyber corps' of security ...

David Jorm presenting at the AusCERT security conference. Photo: Ben Grubb
Sydney Morning Herald
David Jorm, who studies geography and mathematics at the University of Queensland, spoke of the online communities on Wednesday at the AusCERT security conference on the Gold Coast. A slide shows two satellite images comparing a rocket launch site ...

AusCERT 2013: What's it like to be a 'Nigerian scam' victim?
Computerworld Australia
Feelings of shame and despair at being conned out of $300,000 by a convincing Nigerian based email scam led Queensland interior decorator Jill Ambrose to attempt suicide twice. She survived and is now on a crusade to tell her story so that other ...

AusCERT 2013: Users, cats more likely hack culprits than cyber-espionage ...
CSO Magazine
Organisations convinced they have been the victims of state-sponsored cyberattacks may want to take a deep breath and look at their employees first, one security expert has advised during his address at the AusCERT 2013 security conference. Although ...

AusCERT 2013: World needs debate about “hack-back” rules of engagement
CSO Magazine
It's time for a debate about the kinds of actions that infosec professionals are allowed to take against attackers, according to CrowdStrike co-founder and CTO Dmitri Alperovitch. Speaking to AusCERT 2013 on the Gold Coast, Alperovitch says there is ...

AusCERT 2013: Police urge banks to install ATM chip technology
Computerworld Australia
Australians will continue to be the target of ATM skimming by international crime syndicates unless banks fast track the rollout of ATM chip technology, said Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Brian Hay at the AusCERT event on the Gold Coast.

AusCERT 2013: Low-level analysis can find, map data deleted from Android ...
CSO Magazine
Presenting to the AusCERT 2013 security conference today, Dr Bradley Schatz – an IT security specialist with digital-forensics firm Schatz Forensic and an adjunct associate professor at QUT's Information Security Institute – shared a method of not only ...

AusCERT 2013: Big data skills help beat the bad guys, says HP
CSO Magazine
One of the things holding back the use of big data in security monitoring is a clear understanding of the role, nature and characteristics of big data, Henderson, a founding member of HP's security intelligence consulting practise, told AusCERT 2013 ...

AusCERT 2013: Cloud-based scanner identifies new malware by its ancestry
CSO Magazine
Yet by feeding a scanning engine with massive volumes of new malware and collating the results in the cloud-based Simseer service, security researcher Silvio Cesare – who presented his research to AusCERT 2013 today – has been able to identify new ...

AusCERT 2013: Home-electronics gear's UPnP as insecure in Australia as rest ...
CSO Magazine
Australia's Internet space shows the same distribution of vulnerable IP ports as the rest of the world and a dangerous preponderance of insecure Universal Plug 'n' Play (UPnP) devices, Metasploit Project founder HD Moore has warned while recounting the ...

Security executive warns of cyber weapon 'worst case scenario'
iTWire
Speaking at this week's AusCERT security conference on the Gold Coast, Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky said "We are very close to the worst case scenario imaginable when speaking about cyber warfare, cyber terrorist attacks and state ...

AusCERT 2013: NBN users need security professionals' help, says Google
Computerworld Australia
Google has urged security professionals to help Australians stay safe on the National Broadband Network (NBN). Speaking at the AusCERT 2013 conference on the Gold Coast, Google chief technology advocate Michael T Jones told delegates that there ...

Embedded systems vendors careless says Metasploit author HD Moore
Register
AusCERT 2013 One of the reasons we can't have nice things like a secure Internet is that vendors of consumer kit can't be bothered. That's the conclusion The Register reaches after listening to a presentation by HD Moore, author of Metasploit and now ...

LISTEN BACK: Hacking, espionage and state secrets on the Gold Coast
ABC Online
He's here on the Gold Coast right now to speak at the AusCert conference, where apparently security is pretty tight. Here he is chatting with Bern about it ...

Imation Mobile Security and WatchGuard IT Security Interviews
WhaTech
Corey will be a speaker at next week's AusCERT conference discussing the tool belt available for today's cyber villain. In the cyber criminal world, ...

AirPatrol Corporation to be Featured at AusCERT International ...
DigitalJournal.com
Mobile security, BYOD, and other enterprise mobility issues will be cybersecurity topics of focus at the AusCERT (Australia's Premier Computer Emergency ...

 

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Highlights

Preparations are underway for AusCERT2013 and we are looking forward to another great conference. Mark the dates in your calendar! AusCERT2013 will be held 20th-24th May 2013.

Tutorials will be Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May 2013.

The main conference program will be Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th May 2013.

The Gala Dinner incorporating the Australian SC Information Security Awards and AusCERT Awards will be on Thursday 23rd May.

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